Contributor: Daniel Helen

An extended edition of Tolkien’s essay “A Secret Vice” is due to be published by HarperCollins on 7 April 2016.

Stephen Oliver, Principal of Our Lady’s Abingdon in Oxfordshire, has uncovered a copy of the school’s annual journal from 1936 which contains two extremely rare poems by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The manuscript containing one of the earliest known references to the word “elf” has been digitised by the British Library and is available to view online.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit has been translated into Romanized Yiddish.

The Haywood Society has been awarded almost £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a “J.R.R. Tolkien in Staffordshire” touring exhibition starting this March.

The Tolkien Society Seminar 2016 will be held on Sunday 3rd July at the Hilton Leeds City. We are now calling for papers on the theme of Life, Death, and Immortality in Tolkien’s works.

An extended edition of Tolkien’s essay “A Secret Vice” is due to be published by HarperCollins on 7 April 2016.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit has been translated into Romanized Yiddish.

Stephen Oliver, Principal of Our Lady’s Abingdon in Oxfordshire, has uncovered a copy of the school’s annual journal from 1936 which contains two extremely rare poems by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Haywood Society has been awarded almost £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a “J.R.R. Tolkien in Staffordshire” touring exhibition starting this March.

The manuscript containing one of the earliest known references to the word “elf” has been digitised by the British Library and is available to view online.

The Tolkien Society Seminar 2016 will be held on Sunday 3rd July at the Hilton Leeds City. We are now calling for papers on the theme of Life, Death, and Immortality in Tolkien’s works.

About the Author: Daniel Helen

Daniel is an Officer without Portfolio and Trustee of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2014, he is mainly responsible for the Society’s digital operations, including this website.